Siler City, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Siler City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Siler City had a population of 8,613 as of July 1, 2018. Siler City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Siler City is located at latitude 35.7235 and longitude -79.4622 in Chatham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Siler City (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The Town of Siler City (GNIS ID: 2407337) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Siler City is located within Township of Matthews, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chatham County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Siler City: Matthews Cross Roads, Silers Station, Silers Store.

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Siler City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,613
Population in Households 8,458
Population in Familes 7,024
Population in Group Qrtrs 155
Population Density2 1,438
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $36,638
Average Household Income $48,357
Per Capita Income $16,524


Total Housing Units 3,073 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,549 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,219 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 305 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $107,317
Average Home Value $128,742


Total Households 2,768
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 1,939
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.07% 1.37%
Households 0.75% 1.2%
Families 0.89% 1.17%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Siler City, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Siler City to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 100 87th
Population Density # 100 87th
Diversity Index # 5 100th
Median Household Income # 540 27th
Per Capita Income # 681 8th

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